MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 78,719 this week

Rock and Roll: The Early Days (1984)

Video  |   |  Documentary  |  1984 (USA)
8.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.8/10 from 21 users  
Reviews: 1 user

A History of Rock and Roll from its origins up to the early 1960's.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Rock and Roll: The Early Days (Video 1984)

Rock and Roll: The Early Days (Video 1984) on IMDb 8.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Rock and Roll: The Early Days.
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Himself
...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Himself (archive footage)
Carl Perkins ...
Himself (archive footage)
Bill Haley ...
Himself (archive footage)
The Treniers ...
Themselves (archive footage)
Big Joe Turner ...
Himself (archive footage)
Edit

Storyline

A History of Rock and Roll from its origins up to the early 1960's. Includes performances by Chuck Berry, Bill Haley and the Comets, Little Richard, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran, Carl Perkins, The Treniers, Big Joe Turner,and others. Narrated by John Heard. Written by Patrick Montgomery

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1984 (USA)  »

Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Load of misinformation
28 April 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This so called history of the demise of R&R was so out of touch with the real cause of the early demise its early years. The payola scandal was promoted by the then major record labels who had missed the R&R revolution boat. They were losing control of the industry to smaller labels. Radio were ignoring the major label's artists. Not one major label was subjected to any form of investigation even though they were just as guilty of using bribery to have their music played on radio. They just did it not so obviously. The campaign succeeded in scaring radio station into avoiding smaller labels which one by one were taken over by the majors. We jump to 2015 and the same major labels are at it again only this time they are blaming the Internet for their failure to adapt to new technology and especially the one thing they always controlled, distribution. Musician n longer have to depend on the major labels to record and distribute their music


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
No, no, no darees
Discuss Rock and Roll: The Early Days (1984) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page